Trey Gowdys interview with CNN.
Gowdy, who was a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has been vocal about Republicans’ attempts to bully him into silence.
Gowdyns recent remarks have been met with an onslaught of criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.
Gowden, a former prosecutor, told CNN he thinks Gowdy is trying to intimidate him.
“It’s very, very clear that they’re trying to get me to do something that’s not in my best interest.
I don’t know if it’s a good idea, I don-I don’t think it’s the best idea, and I’m not going to do it,” Gowdy said.
“I know it sounds crazy, but it is true.
I think I’m in a really tough spot right now.
They’re trying, frankly, to get their way with me.”
In his interview with Fox News, Gowdy defended his decision to sit for the video, saying it was a move to “get in my ear and say I’m a Republican, that I support Republicans.”
Gowdy has been outspoken about Republicans trying to silence him.
In October, Gowddy, a member for Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, appeared in a video posted on YouTube that accused the Benghazi Committee of attempting to use the death of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens as an excuse to remove him from office.
He also accused members of the committee of attempting “to bully me” into silence, which is illegal under the House rules.
The former prosecutor said he thinks Republicans are trying to use Gowdy to pressure him into a resignation, as he has repeatedly refused to answer questions about his investigation.
“And the reason is, that’s their strategy, that they want to intimidate me,” Gowdy said.
He also said Republicans have tried to intimidate other members of Congress into not speaking out about the Benghazi hearings, which he said is “incredibly sad.”
“There’s an incredible level of intimidation and pressure,” Gowds said.
“They have to stop it.
There’s a lot of people out there who are scared, who are in fear.
I can’t do anything about it.
I have to live with it. And I don�t want to live in fear.”